bup-cat-file - extract archive content (low-level)
bup cat-file [--meta|--bupm] < path
bup cat-file extracts content associated with path
archive and dumps it to standard output. If nothing special is requested, the
actual data contained by path
(which must be a regular file) will be
- retrieve the metadata entry associated with path.
Note that currently this does not return the raw bytes for the entry
recorded in the relevant .bupm in the archive, but rather a decoded and
then re-encoded version. When that matters, it should be possible (though
awkward) to use --bupm on the parent directory and then find the relevant
entry in the output.
- retrieve the .bupm file associated with path, which
must be a directory.
# Retrieve the content of somefile.
$ bup cat-file /foo/latest/somefile > somefile-content
# Examine the metadata associated with something.
$ bup cat-file --meta /foo/latest/something | bup meta -tvvf -
# Examine the metadata for somedir, including the items it contains.
$ bup cat-file --bupm /foo/latest/somedir | bup meta -tvvf -
Part of the bup(1) suite.
Rob Browning <firstname.lastname@example.org>.